By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
FOLLOWING the decision to withdraw from the Sokoto state gubernatorial race on the Peoples Democratic Party’s platform, Professor Hamza Maishanu Yabo has paved way for the emergence of Alhaji Muhammad Mannir Dan Iya as the party’s standard flag bearer at its primaries.
Yabo had on Friday announced his withdrawal from the race to leave Dan Iya.
Dan Iya who emerged unopposed was affirmed at the exercise which was conducted at Giginya township Stadium, Sokoto.
However, delegates who participated at the election process leading to affirmation of the candidature of the party were drawn from across the 23 councils in the state.
Declaring the results, Chairman of the primaries election Committee, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda while announcing the results to affirm the emergence of Dan Iya, described the exercise as smooth, successful and credible in accordance with the constitutional provisions of the party.
He said the total number of delegates who participated in the primaries were 4,496 out of which 4,175 voted for the aspirant who emerged as the standard flag bearer of the party.
He therfore, acknwedged the collective efforts of party members as well expressed appreciation to the LOC for the peaceful, transparent and purposeful success of the exercise and hoped that same will be reflected at the polls for the victory of the party come 2019.